"Following a period of time out from University I realised there was a big distinction between a mechanical engineering job in a company’s design department and a design engineering job working from a product cradle to grave.
With companies hedging so much investment in Research and Design (R&D) the creative jobs are heavily sought after and tapping into this line of work had been proving difficult, especially straight after University.
During the course, we had some lessons on CV writing and future planning for after graduation which was incorporated as a graded module. This meant I already had a rough CV that just needed polishing. I then got offered an interview which led to my current job. I also enjoyed learning more about CAD (Computer-Aided Design) testing software such as computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis.
I enjoy the creative freedom that comes with it. I am working in a small team in a growing company that is rapidly expanding allowing me direct influence on the design of the products. I will either be aiding other engineers or working directly on my project. Generally, I will be working with CAD either directly designing or using it to model other components."